RUST | ORLING Architecture, (formerly Rust, Orling, and Neale Architects, Inc.) has been providing architecture, planning and interior design services to the public and private sectors since 1979.
Project experience includes the design of multifamily residential and hotels; commercial offices – including tenant planning and interior design; Educational and Conferencing facilities; shopping centers; restaurants; and a wide variety of other building types. Due to our location in Old Town, Alexandria, and our practical experience with historical styles of architecture, a major portion of our projects are new buildings for infill sites or restoration, renovation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Most of our projects are located in the mid-Atlantic region but more specifically, the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, Northern Virginia and West Virginia. We provide services to our corporate clients nationwide.
RUST | ORLING Architecture has participated actively in the development of real estate and has completed numerous successful residential and commercial projects including several projects for our own offices. We firmly believe that this “hands-on” experience translates directly into the designs which we produce for others. Specifically, it has broadened our ability to assess, not only the project design, but also project economics as it relates to the complete range of development, operational and facilities issues.
Our firm size is currently eighteen people consisting of eight registered architects, eight project technical staff, and two administrative personnel. We are proud to represent a diverse multi-cultural and multi-lingual staff with employees from Russia, Belarus, Iran, and Peru. Half our staff has been employed with us for ten years or more and have been retained for their talents in design, graphics, project management or technical skills.
We are philosophically dedicated to the creation of buildings or environments which are “humanist” places that display elements of human scale and comprehension and that provide appropriate, comfortable (and sustainable) shelter. We have enjoyed the good fortune of being the recipient of numerous design awards. And of no less significance, other awards include commendation for the quality of construction documents prepared by our staff or the workmanship found in the buildings which we have supervised.